Scubasigns featured in X-Ray International Dive Magazine

The book was featured in this months edition of X-Ray mag / the international lifestyle magazine for divers. Good stuff! their opinion on the book:

“While it is nxrayot mandatory to learn all the hand signals found in this book, doing so would definitely make your dives more interesting and safer”.

Check out the full article and more interesting stuff in this months edition of X-Ray…get your free digital copy  here

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Scubasigns looking for local agents in the diving industry worldwide

Following the succes of Scubasigns the guide to all diving hand signals on the Dutch Market, we are now keen to let Divers earthworldwide benefit from what our book has to offer. We are looking for agents that would like to actively sell Scubasigns to local dive centers worldwide. Please let us know any ideas you might have that would help us . On short term, we are mostly interested in presence in Australia, Egypt, US and Caribean. For a personal visit… we will be attending the upcoming DEMA event in Orlando!

Cousteau receives Scubasigns book

IMG_6001Yesterday a major event took place in the Erasmus University.  Inspirational individuals associated with our ocean took the stage: Fabien Cousteau (oceanographer and grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau), Captain Paul Watson (founder of Sea Shepherd and Greenpeace), David Doubilet (underwater photographer National Geographic) and Professor Dr. Michael Braungart (Cradle-to-Cradle) shared their visions regarding the ocean and in particular the opportunities it affords humanity and the entire planetary ecosystem.

Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the late Jacques Cousteau received a copy of Scubasigns the guide to all diving hand signals from Scubasigns founders Dave van Stijn and Mike Harterink. The benefits of the book which gives divers an overview of all hand signals will go fully to the Scubasigns Foundation.

The Scubasigns Foundation contributes in the education of local people in undeveloped areas that want to become dive professionals or owners of a dive center. On the local level they want to create a strong economical interest in keeping marine life healty.

Scubasigns to visit the whale hunting village of lamalera

On Juli the 15th we will depart to the eastern parts of Indonesia to visit some potential Scubasigns project locations. One of the places we will visit is the whaling village Lamalera.

Lamalera, on the south coast of the island of Lembata, and Lamakera on neighbouring Solor are the last two remaining Indonesian whaling communities. The hunters have religious taboos that ensure that they use every part of the animal. About half of the catch is kept in the village; the rest is traded in local markets using a barter system.

Many social studies, environmental studies and discussions have been on on the whaling villages. Is whaling the most sustainable way forward?  The Scubasigns Foundation will visit Lamalera to talk to the local community and find out how they feel about it themselves. Would they prefer their current lifestyle over other alternatives? We will find out if they want help to set up an alternative and sustainable income from tourism. We are sure the whales won’t mind us trying. All suggestions, ideas and experiences on the topic are welcome.

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Not sure what seafood you can eat?

This week the documentary the end of the line was premiered worldwide.

Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048.

The film lays the responsibility squarely on consumers who innocently buy endangered fish, politicians who ignore the advice and pleas of scientists, fishermen who break quotas and fish illegally, and the global fishing industry that is slow to react to an impending disaster.

The End of the Line points to solutions that are simple and doable, but political will and activism are crucial to solve this international problem.

We need to control fishing by reducing the number of fishing boats across the world, protect large areas of the ocean through a network of marine reserves off limits to fishing, and educate consumers that they have a choice by purchasing fish from independently certified sustainable fisheries.

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Help the Scubasigns foundation by placing our banners and posters

There are some good looking materials available now via our website. There is a range of banners to choose from on the scubasigns website

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If you want to make your store or work space look even nicer (:-) then get one of the Scubasigns Posters by sending us an e-mail.

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